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Kanye West almost pulls a Kanye on Beck as he claims Grammy Awards’ album of the year prize

By Sandy Cohen


Kanye West takes mic from Taylor Swift

LOS ANGELES _ Kanye West almost pulled another Kanye at the Grammy Awards.

West briefly popped up on stage as Beck accepted the album of the year award on Sunday for “Morning Phase,” beating out expected victor Beyonce.

West smiled and quickly jumped down, but not before getting guffaws from Beyonce and Jay Z.

Kanye famously got involved in an award presentation in 2009 when Taylor Swift beat Beyonce at MTV’s Video Music Awards.

Beck seemed as surprised as the rest of the audience when he won the award Sunday and appeared to be looking around for help.

Recording academy president Neil Portnow said the almost-Kanye moment was part of the excitement of a live television show.

“It’s unpredictable,” he said. “You don’t know what’s going to happen… That turned out to be a fun moment at the end of the day.”

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